How to get rid of ""

Posted on 2008-11-14
Last Modified: 2012-05-05 is eating up my users internet usage.  When I ip trace it, it tells my Microsoft.  I doubt it.  There have not been any posts about this for some time and never really saw a solution that worked.  I even went to block it on my sonicwall and notice is already blocked.  Very strange.  I am going to try blocking "" exactly as it appears in my usage watcher software.  Does any one have any new info on this bugger.
Question by:johnohare
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    There are some successful removal tips here:
    You may also want to down and updat malwarebytes.
    You can get it free from
    Once updated, reboot into Safe Mode (F8 at startup) and run a scan.
    You should do this with your current antivirus product as well.
    You may also need to download and run HiJackThis from
    Once you run the utility save the log file.
    You can post it for free analysis here or at
    You are primarily looking for items marked with red X's.

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    First solution a no go, hijack this a no go.  Trying malwarebytes now, also trying the in IE to open the tools menu, then options, then privacy tab, then listing the in blocked area.  Please stand by.

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    Wow, this was a bugger.  Spyware/Malware no worky.  Adding to my Sonicwall exclusion list did not work.  Adding to the Privacy/Sites button in IE in the BLOCK section did not work.

    What did work?  All of the above plus the simple stuff including:  Disk Clean up utility from C:\,  Deleting all cookies and history through IE tools.  Then going to the Temp folder in windows and cleaning that out leaving only the index.dat file and a few others I knew what they were.  Then doing a search of the registry.  Most registries were fine but a few infected pc's had an atdmt listing.  But not many.

    With all that, at least for a few hours now, no sign of this very active cookie.

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